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Chiefs-Giants final score: Giants upset Chiefs in OT, 12-9

Big Blue now 2-8 on the season

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at New York Giants
Orleans Darkwa runs with the ball on Sunday against Kansas City.
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The New York Giants won their second game of the season Sunday afternoon, upsetting the Kansas City Chiefs, 9-6. The Giants are now 2-8 on the season.

On fourth-and-6 from the Kansas City-37, Eli Manning hit Roger Lewis Jr. for a 35-yard pass and catch down to the Chiefs 2-yard line. Two plays later, Aldrick Rosas knocked in a 23-yard field goal to win the game with 1:57 left in overtime.

Orleans Darkwa showed again why he continues to get the start at running back for New York. Darkwa rushed for 74 yards on 20 carries.

Without Odell Beckham Jr., Eli Manning struggled to get the ball down the field once again this week. Manning finished the game 19-for-35 passing for 205 yards. This was the first game that Manning didn't throw for a touchdown since the Giants week one loss to the Cowboys.

The Chiefs defense kept Giants tight end Evan Engram in check all day. Engram finished the game with only one catch for nine yards. Roger Lewis led the Giants in receiving, with three catches for 55 yards.

Moments That Mattered

  • WR Sterling Shepard, CB Eli Apple, OL Justin Pugh, LB B.J. Goodson, QB Davis Webb, LB Kelvin Sheppard and OT John Greco were all inactive for today’s game.
  • Early in the first quarter, Ben McAdoo elected to fake a punt on fourth-and-1 in New York’s own territory. The fake was a direct snap to Nat Berhe, who got just enough for the first down. The Giants then took a 12-play, 64-yard drive down to the Chiefs 18-yard line. The drive ended when McAdoo elected to go with trickery once again, this time through the air. On first-and-10 from the Chiefs 18-yard line, Manning handed the ball off to Shane Vereen, who then fired the ball to the goal-line for Evan Engram, but the pass was intercepted by Chiefs linebacker Daniel Sorensen. McAdoo’s trickery on the drive was only 50 percent successful.
  • At the half, the Giants led the Chiefs 6-3 despite only accumulating 93 first half yards. The Chiefs came into today’s game fifth in the NFL in both total yards and points per game. New York did a great job keeping Kansas City’s explosive offense under wraps in the first half.
  • With under three minutes left in the game, Alex Smith was intercepted by Janoris Jenkins. Jenkins brought the ball back to the Kansas City 24-yard line with 2:07 left. Following the interception, Rosas hit the game-winning field goal after the Giants failed to convert on third down in the red zone.
  • With under two minutes to go, Smith led the Chiefs down the field on a 9-play, 69-yard drive, finished off by a game-tying field goal by Harrison Butker from 23 yards out with 0:05 left in the game. The field goal sent the game to overtime.

What’s next?

The Giants will play in their 11th regular season game on Nov. 26, when they will head back to FedEx Stadium in Landover, Md. to take on the Washington Redskins. The Thanksgiving night game can be seen on NBC at 8:30 p.m. EST.

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